WASHINGTON (Jan. 12, 2016) — “Automobile Distribution: Current Issues and Future Trends” is the topic of a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) workshop scheduled for Jan. 19.
Presentations and discussions during the workshop will concentrate on four topics:
• Regulation of dealer location;
• Laws relating to reimbursement for warranty services;
• Restrictions on manufacturers' ability to sell directly to consumers; and
• New developments affecting motor vehicle distribution, including autonomous vehicles, connected cars and the rise of subscription-based automobile sharing services.
Panelists at the workshop will include representatives from the FTC, the National Automobile Dealers Association, the American Automobile Association, Uber Technologies and other industry groups.
For more information on the workshop or to watch a live simulcast Jan. 19, visit the FTC's website.